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Henri Bergson

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Biography - Henri Bergson:

French philosopher.
Born: 1859 - Died: 1941
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Quote

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution



Note  

Note




Source: Creative Evolution

Wikisource - Bergson - L’Évolution créatrice (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


French
Exister consiste à changer, changer à se mûrir, se mûrir à se créer indéfiniment soi-même.”
Henri Bergson - L'Évolution créatrice

German
Existieren heißt sich verändern. Sich verändern heißt reifen. Reifen heißt sich selbst endlos erschaffen.”
Henri Bergson - Schöpferische Entwicklung

Italian
Esistere è cambiare, cambiare è maturare, maturare è continuare a creare se stessi senza fine.”




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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
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but it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
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The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.”
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Existence precedes essence.”
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It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.”
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My happiness should justify existence itself!”
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There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.”
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Man is nothing else than his plan; he exists only to the extent that he fulfills himself; he is therefore nothing else than the ensemble of his acts, nothing less than his life.”
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Quotes about oneself:



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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde - Quotation of uncertain origin
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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All our analyses show us, in life, an effort to remount the incline that matter descends.”
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution
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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.”
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
Henri Bergson
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The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.”
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution
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To choose, and therefore exclude.”
Henri Bergson
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In short, intelligence, considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools for making tools, and of indefinitely varying the manufacture.”
Henri Bergson
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